Phantasm Ornament

Mondo’s Phantasm Ornament Is A Ball. Madballs Too!

I should absolutely clarify that statement. Mondo is totally offering the Sentinel Sphere as an ornament for your Christmas tree. I ask you, what is more festive than a Phantasm ornament? Who wouldn’t want to hang the deadly flying device of the Tall Man from 1979’s cult classic Phantasm on their bough? How can it get any better than that?

In this case I suppose the answer might be an ornament of the Tall Man himself. Although a strong argument could be made of course for the addition of the deadly Dwarves from the film.
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However, it IS the time of year to be thankful. As always of course Mondo gives plenty of reasons for that.

Phantasm Ornament

All images courtesy of Mondo.


This has been given the blessing of the creator of Phantasm, Don Coscarelli. Of course. Which is why Mondo teamed up with Middle of Beyond to produce the Sentinel Sphere ornament.
Phantasm ornament
Seriously. How can you not want Phantasm’s Sentinel Sphere on your tree? Now you can hop right on over to Mondo’s Official shop site to order your very own.

Now how do you top the Phantasm ornament? With Madballs of course!

[Via] American Greetings Entertainment

Madballs was created in 1985 by American Greetings – that is totally right. The same company that dreamed up the Care Bears had a hand in this 80’s merchandising property. Why were these goofy balls so popular to kids in the mid-80s? For one thing all sorts of gross-out properties were popular at that time. I give you the Garbage Pail Kids as an prime example!
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Now thanks to Mondo and Middle of Beyond you too can proudly display Horn Head, Slobulus, Dust Brain, and Skull Face on your tree! You can click here to visit Middle of the Beyond’s official site to purchase the Madballs ornaments.
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I can only presume by next year we will be able to purchase Inhumanoids and Beetlejuice ornaments!

Festival Fantástico

Festival Fantástico

I recently stumbled upon these interesting comic covers whilst browsing around the internet. It’s hard to find information about them but I believe them to be Mexican of origin, printed during the late 80’s. The artwork isn’t original, the first issue for example is the 1985 Care Bears #1 Comic from Star (Marvel) and I recognize several of the others shown here.

Festival Fantástico

Festival Fantástico

Do we have any Mexican readers who can provide more information? Did the series feature characters other than the Ewoks, Spider-Man, Heathcliff, Thundercats, Muppet Babies and Care Bears?

Carethulhu Figures

Do you love the concept of Care Bears, but the whole fluffy plushy bear thing just isn’t for you? Do you prefer your caring with a side of cosmic madness? Well turn you cold insane eyes towards these lovable Carethulhu figures by Ukhsud. Each Carethulhu stands less than 2 inches tall and has a metal loop on their heads for hanging them from the ceiling or ceremonial alter.

My favorite is Blue Carethulhu. Why? Because Blue Carethulhu cares about flowers and the environment and because he does, I don’t have to.

Blue Carethulhu